WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States and China are to expand their dialogue to cover counterterrorism, announced US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, although Beijing cautioned against any interference in internal affairs. I am pleased to announce that the United States and China will be conducting joint talks on counterterrorism this fall, Clinton said Thursday at a business forum attended by Chinas chief legislator, Wu Bangguo, the second most powerful man in Chinas ruling Communist Party led by President Hu Jintao. Now, we will not see to eye to eye on every issue, Clinton said. We have different histories, different experiences, different perspectives, but we must seek to talk honestly and openly, even when agreement is not possible, she said. And we are committed to doing so. The talks disclosed by Clinton may be the first institutionalized dialogue with China on counterterrorism, regional diplomats said. Clinton did not provide details on particular issues to be discussed. The counterterrorism talks may become complicated as Rebiya Kadeer, the exiled leader of Chinas Uighur Muslim minority whom Beijing calls a terrorist, is living in exile in Washington since being freed from a Chinese prison in 2005. Chinese authorities have accused Kadeer, head of the World Uighur Congress, of inciting unrest between Uighurs and Han Chinese in the northwestern city of Urumqi in July that left nearly 200 people dead and more than 1,600 injured. Beijing has previously hinted that Washington should rein in the exiled leader, a 62-year-old mother of 11 who adamantly denies Beijings charges and accuses China of repression against the Uighurs, a predominantly Muslim group who speak a Turkic language. Wu, whose US visit is the first by any head of Chinas powerful National Peoples Congress in 20 years, made clear Beijing would rebuff any interference in Chinas internal affairs. We believe that one should not interfere in other countries internal affairs or impose its own will on others, he said, seeking respect for each others sovereignty and territorial integrity. He also said that Beijing was against any international support for separatist forces in Tibet or Taiwan. We are against the practice of using differences in perception as an excuse and freedom of religion and speech as a cover to support, or support in a disguised way, separatist forces for 'Taiwan independence, 'Tibet independence and other separatist agenda and meddle in Chinas internal affairs, Wu said. Wu held talks with Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden Thursday and met with House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi a day earlier, saying his visit had achieved satisfactory results. President Barack Obamas administration held its first revamped Strategic and Economic Dialogue with China in July, focusing on bilateral, regional and global challenges on economic and foreign policy issues, as well as climate change. The talks were launched under former US president George W. Bush in 2006. Clinton said that the two countries had also agreed to hold the next round of a human rights dialogue before the end of the year and also reconvene a bilateral legal experts dialogue. We know that this is an important part of our engagement with China, she said. Obama will make his first presidential visit to China in November to bring fresh impetus to relations as he faces pressure to slap trade sanctions on Chinese goods and save jobs at home while the United States recovers from a brutal recession. The United States has also been grappling with a ballooning trade deficit with China amid allegations that Beijing has been manipulating its currency to make its exports more competitive. Wu called for a removal of all forms of trade and investment barriers and underlined the need to properly handle economic and trade frictions and disputes.